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of the storms. it gets thrown out of wac when it merge with another storm. it seems like ocean city, atlanta city, new york city are all suffering the brunt of this and expecting far worse conditions than we're seeing here. >> on two counts, brian. this is a hybrid storm, and front loaded with rain and wind on the southwest side of it. so they got all of that earlier. than we're getting the strong wind and surge into the areas. so it's like a two for one nightmare special. >> and the heavy snows and the cold air to the west. that could be a problem, which could cause a lot of power outages when you're getting snow piling up out there. >> and i was thinking about something you asked earlier brian, because the forward motion of the hurricane. would that shorten the window for >>> we don't know what it will do when it comes to shore in the next 35 to 40 minutes, because there's a frontal boundary causing it to intense. that remains to be seen. the models have it somewhere north of the mason dickson line at two in the morning with 75 miles per hour winds. >> we know this as well. it's transferri
some sprong winds coming across the bay and saint mary city and the park and that next band in the pipeline will likely be able to once again produce some gusts up to 60 to 70 miles an hour. dc get ready. this is going to be moving in your direction very very shortly and looks like it is. that's the first heads up. we're showing you the rain or how much will be falling. this is anywhere in an inch an hour as the bands are moving in. so we are about one-third of the way of five inches of rainstorm total, by the time it wraps up. >> yeah, in terms of rain fall totals, we will switch over and be able to see what we're talking about here. we remain and continue to see the highest totals being out to the west of us and just crossing over to the western show here for the county and then here in town we have been around three and a half inches and furtherer to the north the heavy rain bands are not over there. we see the rain fall basically transition to lower amounts from east to west and that's what we would anticipate to see with this type of situation. >> at the hour it's 58 mi
, and i approve this message. >>> sandy causing damage in ocean city, maryland. at this hour, the hurricane is picking up speed and should make landfall soon. thanks for staying with us for our continuing coverage as hurricane heads up the coast. i'm shawn indian say. >> and brian boller it. school closings already coming in as you might expect. find those scroll at the top of your screen. there's helpful information about shelters, numbers for power companies and more scrolling at the bottom of the screen. >> sandy should make landfall in southern new jersey; but the impact will be felt for miles and the worst is yet to come. at last check, the storm center was within 50 miles of the city. city. it is forming a powerful super storm like we've never seen before. >> for the latest let's turn to sue in the weather center. sue, i understand this storm about to make landfall near atlanta city. >> yeah. going to be real close. we just got the update from the national hurricane center. it's 0 miles to the south of atlanta city, 30 miles from cape may. so you can do the math. still
. >> reporter: we all are concerned about what's going on in new york city. it seems as if they're getting much of the brunt of the storm and we're not feeling the full wrath of sandy here in old town alexandria. we will keep you posted on any developments. >>> let's check in now with rushern baker to get the very latest on prince george's county. thanks for joining us. what's the latest word about what you guys are hearing going on in your county? >> thank you very much for having me. we have 10 road closings in the county now. we'll post those road closings on our website so that people can be updated. >> let me ask you quick you guys got affected by some of this tonight. you lost power with your website or communications tonight? >> right, we did. we had our i.t. folks back at the largo center where our i.t. office is. so they went back over there and were able to get power restored. >> that is good news. let me ask you about the damage around town. we understand there were tree branches down onto houses, a ceiling collapsed at a home we understand in upper marlboro. what's the latest you ha
gust earlier close to 40 in ocean city. they're a few hours ahead of us in terms of the storm. let me mention again, the rainfall will be heavy enough that we'll have some flooding issues as well. five to 10 inches of rain. >> and did you even mention the snow yet? >> not this go-round. >> that is for the next time. >> couldn't even get this one in. >> a blizzard warning out to the west as well. >> we've got a lot to get to. we had a stalled car 95 and 212- 6789 that has been moved out of the way. typically, roads such as beach drive tend to flood easily so we've already got them blocked off right now in preparation for flooding and storm damage. little falls parkway the same between massachusetts avenue and river road. that is already blocked off in case of storm damage and sligo creek parkway between rain wave and piney branch. metro, no service until further notice. amtrak, the northeast corridor service is suspended. winds restricts already in effect for those traveling out towards the bay bridge which means empty box trailers, trail are themselves that are not full of anything ca
of house. >> reporter: meanwhile mayor gray and other city leaders began the morning with a tour of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco wa
weather begins to pound the coast. >> lauren demarco is live in ocean city this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. definitely feeling those bands that tucker was talking about so the rains starting to pick up more. as i was waiting for the live shot, it was a lot lighter. now getting heavier. the wind picking up. we have seen a little bit of of that sea foam coming across the seawall and i did see a wave crash over it here near 16th street. police still patrolling the boardwalk. they are will continue to do that until the sustained winds reach 50 miles per hour if they do get that high. we are seeing wind gusts up to 47 miles per hour. earlier, we headed over to the pier and pier still standing. there were some rumors that it had collapsed. there are definitely waves crashing against it and at time over it. also, a lot of flooding. effect shut down south of 17th street. it is closed and also mandatory evacuations under way in that area although we were told that about 200 people did stay so they are hunkered down in their homes. the ocean city mayor
part even the parking lot at the city dock which traditionally floods, the was no flooding there. so that's a good thing. we did see a couple maryland national guard humvees patrolling the area. the mayor has asked for a little help. there's 450 national guard troops throughout maryland helping out. we've seen one circling around annapolis. we know they're on duty here. also want to let people know the shelter in annapolis high school has 35 or 40 people there. they plan to spend the night there and red cross tells me that shelter will stay open as long as they need to. what we're hearing now is they think the height of the storm and the biggest effects might be 6:00 tomorrow morning. so there maybe some people that might want to stay in the shelter tuesday night. we'll have to wait and see how that goes, but it does appear the rain is lessening, that sustained wind that we had, the 45, 50 mile-per-hour wind, that's dying down a little bit and those occasional gusts of 65, 70 mile-per-hour gusts, i haven't felt one of those in a little while. >> reporter: i'm just as happy. >> repor
. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service status by phone. the number to call is 202-637- 7000. >>> thousands of people are without power this morning so can you imagine with this storm. dominion virginia reporting nearly 118,000 outages. pepco dealing with ab
delaware, delaware bay, something like that. maybe atlantic city right in there. we'll be in close enough proximity that we'll be unfortunately dealing with some extremely heavy rain and the wind around here for the next 24 hours or so. there is the path and again, look where it is tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. with 70-mile per hour winds. northeast maryland, right up near philadelphia, that is extremely close to us and i'm afraid that parts of our region just off to the north and east are going to be deal with the hurricane wind later this afternoon and during the overnight tonight into early tomorrow. so again, if you haven't prepared your house, you're in the ready for it, you got loose items outside, lawn furniture, that kind of thing, deal with it now. it will be slamming around, perhaps into the sliding glass windows, later today. futurecast, there you go at 4:00. notice what is happening during the course of the day. futurecast wants to give us some snow. i don't think we'll see any of that around here. out to the west, they do have a blizzard warning for west virginia. they could
. >> the storm brought new york city to a stand still leaving millions without power and crippling its subway system. >> and here at home, the clean- up is now under way. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> all right. this is a live look outside right now at ocean city where the waves continue to do their thing out there. it is a little chilly. really cold as we're not out of he woods yet with all the rain and wind, not just yet. so good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we'll get updates from our live reporters in just a bit. president obama has declared a federal disaster in new york and long island. the area took a hard hit from the storm. now, this is video of a transformer exploding last night. officials purposefully cut the power to lower manhattan to minimize damage from the flood waters there. the storm is now blamed for 16 deaths and at least seven of those in the new york region. flooding a major problem as well. >> mass transit was crippled by the floods. take a look at this path station in hoboken. you can see the water pouring through an
wind down here a little bit later. but you can see we've got rain south and east of the city here, southeast side there down towards andrews air force base and then north and west up to sunny gates as we're getting some pretty good rains. it's been with us all morning long here. we continue to be under a risk for flooding. we have a warning here we'll show you in just a second. i want to show you the big picture, show you the spin. just incredible. now, of course, the center of what was sandy, no longer with us, but if it were, it would be right about here. again, you can see that wide circulation still drawing moisture in off the atlantic, just an incredible spin. look how much of the country is being impacted by this storm at this hour, all the way out to chicago, cleveland, down into the carolinas, up into northern new england, still dealing with rain and wind associated with sandy. and we're very close to the center. so we're going to be in for plenty of rain showers during the day today and the potential that you could even see a few snowflakes if you're out to the west. so l
in the city, they won't be changing. >>> the pressure is announcementing on the obama administration to be more open and direct on the attack in libya. republican lawmakers are joining the growing calls for more transparency as they voice their concerns and their questions of the attack are going unanswered. molly heppenberg reports. >> reporter: republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on the libya attack. newly released state department documents show that ambassador stevens was worried about the security prediction saying in june that the violence was likely to continue and worsen. they were made public by darrell issan. a letter to presume a they write, quote, not only did the administration reject her requests for increased security despite escalating violence and to decrease the existing cat gory to dangerous and ineffective levels. we were told that the administration did this to effectuate a policy of normalization in libya after the conclusion of the civil war and the obama administration said there was no evident suggesting the attack was imminent and some republicans -
dead in new york city alone. billions ever dollars in damage. it will be days before life even begins to return to normal there. fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. taking a live look at reagan national airport today where, of course, the flights were pretty much at a stop for the last couple of days. things starting to get back to normal there this morning. good morning. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm a wisdom martin. >> before we get to weather, we want to talk about this. president barack obama will tour some of the hardest hit areas of new jersey today seeing the dam left behind by the superstorm firsthand. the storm is blamed for at least 55 deaths across 10 states. the white house and new york city mayor michael bloomberg have agreed now is not the right time for the president to visit new york as the city continues recovery efforts. new york's subway system remains closed today because of the extensive flooding. the new york stock exchange will be open, running on back- up generators. >>> we are also sharing so
of the storm this morning, lauren demarco is live in ocean city. >> holly morris is live in annapolis, and melanie is monitoring the situation in channeltilly. >> conditions continue to worsen this morning as heavy rain, high winds, and huge waste pound the coast. >> waves are already crashing over the shore's sea wall. they've taken out part of a fishing pier. roads are flooded, people are being urged to evacuate, lauren demarco is live in ocean city now with the latest, lauren, we really thought kicking up right around high tide just like you said, around 8:19, 8:20. >> reporter: of course, that high tide may particularly higher this morning because of the full moon, tucker ws saying about 5% higher. so definitely feeling the impact here. the waves very pretty wild. we did hear that offshore, waste about 21 feet here. eyeballing it, it looks to be upwards of 15 feet. as you were saying yes the water makes its way over the sea wall. there's about four to five inchings of water on the board walk itself right now. police and emergency vehicles are still able to access that, they're act
declared in eight different states and in new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some subways. >> we saw the picture earlier too. it shows how hard it hit up there. we got a significant hit as well. >> we'll have to wait until morning to see some of the damage. there was serious flooding last night. things are winding down. that is the good news. we are not done way few of the threats. one of those will be somed intoing here over the next several hours. we continue to see the rainfall. the rivers are starting to crest in some places. we have a fled warning through much of the area here through about 11:00 this morning. there is your live look at your radar. we've still got rain falling across the area. just to the south now and east of washington as you get down towards oxon hill to the south side of the beltway there working down to virginia. -- we have a flood warning through much of the area here through about 11:00 this morning. this is all pinwheeling around what is left of sandy which is just to our north. it is up near harrisburg, pennsylv
underway in ocean city tonight. the storm caused a lot of damage, town's fishing pier half gone, streets flooded, waters from the bay overwhelmed parts of the town. residents have never seen a storm like sandy before. >> that's the highest i've ever seen it. i've ridden out a couple of storms before but nothing like this before. it was a little hairy. winds were blowing real hard. >> the national guard evacuated about 50 people during the height of the storm. most failed to leave where mandatory evacuations were ordered. still there were no deaths or injuries in the town. >>> sandy still causing problems for millions of people across the northeast. let's get latest on her path with sue palka. >> sandy is still whirling through western pennsylvania producing rain and snow, but thankfully not a lot of gusty winds as it's weak understand quite a bit, but even -- weakened quite a bit, but even so it will be a while before we can kick it out of here. let's talk about what's going to be going on on the rivers for the next couple days and in particular, tomorrow and thursday. we did get a lot o
in new york, swabs of the city without power, the subway is still down as craig bosswell tells us for the millions affected by the storm, life may never be at the -- be the same. >> reporter: the damage report gets longer and longer. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage along the atlantic city boardwalk and the other barrier islands, as families try to figure out what to do next. president obama visits new jersey touring the devastated shore region with governor chris christie. the scenes and pictures are chilling and it's like this along the shorelines. the amusements of the jersey shore are down the list of casualties: homes, boats, businesses and lives were lost to the storm. >> the destruction is so totaled in so many places that it's a different experience than we have scene before. >> reporter: residents can't believe that part of their legendary boardwalk is now gone. meanwhile, in neighboring new york, the hustle and bustle of the big apple is slowly coming back after sandy brought the metropolitan hub to a halt. governor cuomo announcing limited train servic
the storm in ocean city, annapolis, and fairfax county. but we begin with tucker barnes. he has the latest on sandy's changing path. >> since you went bed, san i cannen i did continues to intensify. that pressure's been falling overnight. when the pressure falls, that tells us the storm's getting stronger. a lot of reasons to be concerned about later this afternoon, tonight, as the storm makes its way inland. this is the real deal now, outer bands, yellow and red working across maryland and virginia, now really making their presence felt. the rain has been picking up pace, and will likely be moderate to heavy at times here during the course of your morning hours. that's stage one, first the heavy rains move in, then the winds. let's take a closer look at your storm system. there you go, you can see the heavy rain throughout the beltway, south and east of the city, southern maryland getting some very heavy rain, parts of prince georges county. let's see out towards annapolis is getting good rain at the moment as well. you're out towards the west, you too will get in on the heavy rain. all
a thunderstorm too if you are south and east of the city later this afternoon as the showers move through. bring an umbrella. not going to be raining every minute. temperature at reagan national, it is in the 60s. very comfortable. 66degrees this morning in washington. 64 in new york. cooler to the north and west and that cooler air will start to work its way back in later tonight. here is your forecast, lots of clouds around. a few scattered showers. highs, we'll go 72 in washington and 75 in leonardtown. that way be the warm spot. you can see 60s north and west of the city later this afternoon. >> okay. thank you. >>> time now to hit the roads with julie wright. good morning to you, julie. >> be careful. they may hit back. may hit bac wisdom were we were ou at butler's orchard over the weekend. saturday is the day we picked. we should have gone yesterday. yesterday was warmer f you haven't had the chance to take the kids there, it's lot of fun. >> okay. >> and get on the hayride too. >> we'll talk about your pumpkin later. >> i haven't carved it out yet. hard to put tucker's face on it. i'm wo
and west of the city. get out towards front royal and down towards culpeper, a couple of light sprinkles and showers. that is the worst of it this morning. still a lot of clouds to start your day. i think by the noon hour and by the afternoon, we'll start to see a little sun working in from time to time. so believe it or not, kind of -- was that your chair? >> yes, my chair keeps squeaking. >> i thought that was like a ghoulish d. >> you never heard that before? >> temperatures right now, 43 in washington. 40 out at dulles. 41 at bwi marshall. i thought it was like a cat or something. >> you are easily distracted. >> trick or treat weather, temperatures will be falling back into the 40s after 5:00 p.m. so it will be cool for the ghosts and goblins and again, we should be dry so that is good news. >> sorry for the sound effects coming from our direction. i apologize. let's check in with julie wright. >> i'm anxious to hear what kind of sounds are going to pop up now. we're listening closely. on the roads, again, we are still dealing with standing water. it blocks route 4. a portion of rou
and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today. let me show you what is going on. big picture here. let's swih maps and you will see the big spinout there, just an incredible sight, and we're just about 100 miles south of what would be the center of sandy if it were still intact and you can see it is pulling moisture off the ocean and bringing a lot of mountain snow to western virginia and western maryland. so this will gradually push off to the north and west through the course of the day and as it does so, we should see our winds gradually subside and the shower activities lighten later today. 23 in leonardtown. 35 in martinsburg. we can expect winds gusting to about
and had missed all of the school and football practice as well. and fairfax city police found his vehicle, the little league baseball field on picket road early in the morning tuesday morning. >> the vehicle was found to apparently -- and that was found by fairfax city police. we had injured the vehicle that was missing and that was found empty. at this point, police are not investigating this as suspicious; however, it's an unusual case given the context of the young man and his situation. it's unusual. >> reporter: again, fairfax county and city police are working together this evening, trying to find a missing woodson high school senior. brian glen has been missing since early monday morning when he dropped his brother off at school. we'll stay on top of the story and give you information as it develops. live in fairfax, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. tom? >> can't imagine what the parents are going through now. thank you, karen. >> exactly. >>> another teenager assaulted in springfield, virginia, and police are investigating whether the attack is linked to several others -- others. a
and small private ones, in cities and in the rural areas, in high school, middle school, even elementary school. >> i think that they should teach the kids that it's not good to maybe touch each other inappropriately in the hallways and say inappropriate things. >> and it's not just at school. one in three students say they've been harassed through a text, e-mail, or facebook. >> i was in high school and really open about my sexuality, and then people had a problem with that. but then, you know, they were bullying me online. >> when you're harassed electronically through social media, it can be devastating. it doesn't end at the end of the school day. it continues on into the evenings. it seems like it's everywhere. it can seem like it's everybody. >> surprisingly, a lot of teens admit they harass others. some say it's no big deal or it's funny, but it's not. >> it can make them feel sick to their stomach. they can have trouble going to school. they may have trouble concentrating on their school work and may not even want to go to school. >> sadly, only half the students who were victimi
now. here in the city we're holding with temperatures in the lower 50s. it's 52 degrees. it's slow to fall here in town. the wind is still blowing just a little bit. gaithersburg has come up out of the 30s back up into the lower 40s and ght depends on -- we have the clear skies, the cooler air coming in behind the front earlier today. so that's funneling in, but if the winds stay up a little bit, it will keep temperatures from bottoming out in places. you can see most of the readings around and to the west of us are calm. here in the city we're still 13 miles per hour. that's what's keeping temperatures up in the lower 50s and i suspect that overnight tonight wind speeds will be down around 5, 6 miles per hour. so it definitely means it's going to be real cold in spots. freeze warning in places north and west. that includes montgomery county, just a frost advisory here in town and down to fairfax county, prince george's county and over towards the bay and anne arundel county, but again all those purple counties north and west, that's where it's going to get real cold tonight flirti
like we've got one shower south and west of the city, well south and west of the city. we'll see a few leftover showers here early and mostly cloudy skies and a little afternoon sun with highs in the mid-50s. much quieter weather pattern after the last couple of days. lots of new maps coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> there is historic devastation left behind from sandy. almost 50 people are dead. new york city sub wades are going to be closed for days and snow is blanketing west virginia. today, president obama will tour the damaged areas with the governor of new jersey. >> and in our area, more than 200,000 people are still without power in northern virginia, maryland and d.c. bg & e reporting the most outages, nearly 150,000. along the potomac river, fear of more needing continues as high tide is expected in alexandria later this morning. traveling around the country and overseas is a little bit harder in the wake of the superstorm. >> especially complicated on the eastern seaboard right now. fox's william la jeunesse takes a look at when people can exp
for the disabled -- reserve spots for the disabled and stop the city's old parking policy. but soon after it started, the council shut it down. there was mass confusion. >> the program got off to we can characterize as a fairly rocky start. >> reporter: many complaints there were not enough red tops but now a plan would make 1800 of the districts 18,800-meter spots red top parking only. >> 1800 red top stations are being imposed. >> fraud was one reason for the form. >> fox 5 disabled those who were using the red top to park free all day. the district followed up with an investigation. >> some able-bodied drivers have abused the current parking system but fraudulently displaying handicap cards as to not pay a fee. >> reporter: officials say there are over 160,000 people living in d.c. who are disabled and many more who travel into the city each day. >> our mission is to make sure we are national about accessibility and what other cities and states should be replicating is what we feel for the administration and it is the right thing to do. >> the red tops are not being enforced. those wit
temperatures out there but could tropical storm trouble bring change our way. >>> the city leader that's toying with the idea and how it would be different from the ban in new york city. >>> thanks for joining us tonight. >>> i'm bryan bolter. we are going to start off with the wild police chase in virginia and maryland. at one point a security officer at the walter reed military hospital opened fire. >> here with how it all went down and new details about that suspect, bob. >> reporter: the woman now in police custody is from man as as. she's a nurse's aid but we're not sure whether she had any ties to the hospital in beth ez da where a police officer working for the navy fired a shot at her today. >> by the time police finally caught up with her angela had crashed her mitsubishi with at least one blown tire at a fence. even then officers struggled to get the 27-year-old woman out of her car and into handcuffs. they say she had just caught attention of virginia police while allegedly speeding at highway 66 at 93 miles per hour. minutes into driving into bethesda, police say she crashed her way
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vincent gray toured the city today to get a sense of the damage widespread in the district. >>> new york city, new jersey reeling from the effects of sandy today. millions got their first good look at the damage. fox's craig boswell is in absecon new jersey with the story. >> reporter: the long arduous task of dang assessment is just beginning as people begin -- damage assessment is just beginning as people begin to pick up the pieces left in sandy's wake. president obama warns sandy is still pounding portions of the country. >> it is still moving north. there are still communities that could be affected. so i want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, still risks of downed power lines and high winds. >> reporter: downed power lines are part of the damage across southern new jersey where sandy made landfall last night. millions are without power in 17 states with no concrete tame table as to when the lights will -- timetable as to when the lights will come back on. >> during hurricane irene full restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer
in the city. and kids headed to the bus stop, that kind of thing, probably the jacket needs to return. my suggestion is enjoy today and tomorrow because we have much cooler air on the way for the end of the weekend. details coming up in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top stories this morning begin with a health alert. thirty-five cases of meningitis have now been reported across the country. five people have died including one in maryland and one in virginia. doctors say awful those infected received steroid injections for back pain. this form of meningitis is not contagious. >>> president obama is returning to the battleground state of virginia this morning. he is due to speak at george mason university. he then heads to another university in ohio. mr.obama will speak at cleveland state university this afternoon. >>> in northwest d.c., four people including one firefighter are recovering after a fire on k street. one person had to jump from a window and is in serious condition. the injured firefighter is expected to be okay. no word on what caused last night's fire. >>
in the district, and now some city leaders want to do something about the fines they're generation. i'm bob barnard, we'll have details coming up. tails coming . >> a beautiful day today. almost fall-like with temperatures holding in the 60s and, of course, we started off pretty cool this morning. will this trend continue or do we see a bit of a warm-up around the corner? a first look at the forecast is coming up. stay with us, the news will continue. continue.  maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as
spike that includes the city's first murder of the year. early sunday morning, 36-year- old lamont ellis was found shot dead in an alley. friends and family members gathered at a vigil last night and while fox 5 was working the story, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person was stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. >>> a local university professor killed in a tragic accident in northwest. a driver hay medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle. she hit professor rhett leverett as he stood on the sidewalk at sixth and e street. he taught history at marymount with an emphasis on european history. he was 60 years old. >>> protesters will continue today to mark the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. protesters will hold a veteran march at noon at freedom plaza as well as a protest tonight in front of the bank of america on vermont and l street. yesterday, protester marched on freedom plaza to the commerce building. they
in frederick, maryland. the crime strike includes the city's first year. someone shot and killed lamont george lee elohist early sunday morning. tonight more gun fire -- ellis early this morning. tonight more gunfire and fox 5 was on the scene. >> reporter: a lot going on in a short amount of time. the street violence broke out shortly after we arrived here in frederick about 5:30. we were talking to a police lieutenant about sunday's murder when all of a sudden you could hear gunshots fired from close by and then about an hour ago a vigil for lamont ellis. >> in the name of jesus, amen. >> reporr: lamont ellis had a lot of friends. they showed up to pay tribute to him in mullinex alley where he was found dead 2:30 sunday morning. his girl friend and children were at the vigil. ellis was remembered as the manager of the seafood department at a gaithersburg giants supermarket. >> he was a wonderful friend and a good father, had a big heart. he will be missed. >> he was a good guy, never bothered nobody ever. all he did was smile. >> reporter: his friend think he was the victim of a robbery,
be a thunderstorm south and southeast of the city. that is a possibility too. but when all is said and down, i don't think we'll see more than a few 100ths of an inch of rain here. 60s up and down the eastern seaboard. 48 in chicago. that cooler air will start to work in tonight and we will be in for somewhat cooler air starting tomorrow but another mild one expected today with temperatures in the low 70s. there is your forecast for today. a couple of showers around starting by midday. high temperatures about 72 degrees for your monday. >> we will take it. thank you. >> time now to check in with traffic. julie wright, hello, julie. >> the crew in sky fox, a little windy for them. they had to land. a little windy for them. lanes are open. volume increasing but that is to be expected at this hour as you continue out of dale city and making your way northbound on i-95 headed on the occoquan. no incidents to report, just volume dethraiz. 395 still behaving nicely leaving duke street. coming eastbound on 66, volume increasing out of manassas and than again slowing leaving fair oaks to 123. lanes are o
, and plenty of sunshine this afternoon and you can see the colors to the west of us and this is in the city before and at peak. we cool back down. 75 degrees and here in the city, gaithersburg, 72; fredericksburg, 75; culpeper, 72 degrees; winchester, 70; martinsburg, 71 and that is a great evening. nice at 7:00, 11:00, and as temperatures drop through the 70s and into the upper 60s and we're talking about the lower 60s here in town and overnight tonight and what we have to talk about is hurricane sandy. the winds over hurricane strength to 80 miles an hour and that is making her a category 1 hurricane and approaching the island of cuba later on tonight and moving across that and weakening through the bahamas and the tropical strength is good. the forecast calls for it to become a hurricane again in the nowhere secs and parallel to florida and to the east coast. and we go longer into the future, this is monday at 2:00 and that is about hurricane strength and witching -- switching over from a tropical system to a subtropical system and that is some different characteristics there and that is
of a thunderstorm. the best chance for that will be south and south and east of the city later this afternoon. here are the temperatures. reagan national 69 degrees. mid-60s at dulles. highs today back in the low 70s. 72 in washington with clouds and scattered showers back in the forecast. bring an umbrella. be ready for the possibility of showers later this morning and early this afternoon. more details on the forecast looking up from here as far as sunshine the middle of the week. back to you. >> all right, tucker, thank you very much. >>> new this morning, a devastating fire in prince william county where more than 80 storage units went up in flames. it happened overnight in manassas. investigators do not yet know the cause of the fire but they say most of the unites are heavily damaged or destroyed. >>> also new this morning, the search continues for two men from our area missing in a national park in montana. rescuers are searching for these two men. they are neal peckens of virginia and jason heiser from maryland in glacier national park. they didn't catch their flight home from montana. resc
, back into you, shawn. >> thank you. >>> new york city is reeling from the effects of sandy. check out the brooklyn battery tunnel. it is flooded with water levels nearing the top of the 12-foot 8-inch tunnel entrance. the storm surge leaving parts of queens under water. fox's john hody has the latest now from there tonight. >> reporter: i'm john hody in howard beach queens which is just off jamaica bay in the atlantic ocean. this is where hurricane sandy left a path of destruction. behind me i'm standing in parishing lot of the surf side motel and a parking lot of -- a parking lot of the surfside motel. the surge was so strong last night that it actually ripped apart all these docks along thin let at 1 point sending a dock up -- this inlet at one point sending a dock up through the parking lot into a building here. by the way, this motel was destroyed, but you can see the destruction along the inlet, the effect of taking out all the docks ripped apart on both sides of the inlet and throughout the afternoon residents here, victims of this hurricane, have been showing up, looking at th
in new york city makes reference to the d.c. snipers. the 38-year-old pregnant mother of four was found murdered in her pardon me. the police say her killer left a note underneath her body promising more expected mothers would die unless lee boyd malvo is released from prison. investigators are skeptical about the note and there is no indication of a connection between the suspects or victim and malvo. half so is -- malvo iserving a life sentence without parole. >>> we talked to pedestrians and drivers hoping someone will give them clues to the murder of 18-year-old ross. he was shot and killed as he walked to central high school on the morning of september 11th. investigators are trying to figure out if a robbery took place in the area the day before ross was killed. >>> penn state is asking a lawsuit filed by former assistant coach, football coach be put on hold. mike mccreary is reporting defamation. he testified about seeing jerry sandusky showering with a boat. he said he was made a scapegoat for the university's failure to properly report. he is -- two other criminal cases are rel
. they proposed putting cameras all over the city and if we are going to put cameras all over the city with creating greater certainty people will be caught if they speed, we found out there is no correlation between the size of the fan and whether people stop speeding or not. but if they are certain to be caught, they are less likely to speed. i think it will be better to maintain the public trust if we bring the fines down. now running stoplights, it is very unsafe. those fines remain high. but por speeding and other fines that are up to $250 and double after 30 days to become $300, we are going to take another look at that and the bill proposes bringing fines closer to what they are in virginia and maryland. >> how do you convince skeptics like myself, who are convinced that this is nothing more than a money-grab hidden behind the cloak of government safety. >> that is why we did the task force. mary cheh and i will introduce a bill to try to bring the fine closer to the infraction. and for them to be more reasonable. and i think if we bring the fines, for example, from $120 for spe
and east of the city this afternoon. there are your mild temperatures. 67 in washington at reagan national. 66 at dulles and bwi marshall. forecast highs for today back in the low 7 every 70s -- 70s. it should be on the mild side. we will take a look at the seven day in a couple of minutes. let's get the latest in traffic from julie wright. >>> good morning, tucker. on the orange and blue line delays to the new carrollton stop and largo town center due to a disabled train. traffic is moving but slowing. traveling around the capital beltway, lanes open on i-95. burk lake road and lake chapel cleaning up this wreck. accident activity nursery at 295. crash southbound 95 of 695, accident is on the shoulder causing a backup. meanwhile closer to home, southbound 270, no incidents at hyattstown. checking for a stalled car at 28 in the local lanes. if you are east on 66th heavy volume from fair oaks to 123 and approaching the capital beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we begin with two developing stories. the first in prince william county where the personal belongings of
. then again, slow in the dale city area. stop and go as you make your way past route 1. here's a live look at route 1 in virginia. you can see volume in this area. the good news, not seeing any accidents on i-95. you are starting to slow down. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> breaking news now as the suicide bombing in afghanistan has killed at least 16 people. among them, three american nato service members. that attack happened in the eastern city of khosh near kabul. a suicide bomber apparently riding a motorcycle loaded with explosives crashed his bike into a patrol of international and afghan forces as they exited their vehicles. we're told about 50 people were also hurt in that blast. this video just coming into us. the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack. this latest attack comes as the u.s. marks 2,000 troops killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> president obama appears to be winning over voters in states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by t
paid a flat $1500 tax. now, the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers weren't happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for for food. >>> a new parking plan to d.c. it would preserve spaces for disabled drivers. under mary cheh's plan, all drivers would have to pay to park but about 10% would be red in color and reserved for the disabled drivers. it is expected to cut down on fraud. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york and find out what your dream reveal about what is going on at work. >> can't wait to hear what that is all about. as we go to break, if you can't sleep, it may be costing your employer. a new study says insomnia is to blame for about 247,000 mistake on the job each year. of a he had like half of those just this morning, adding up to about $30 billion in losses. >> we'll be right back. -- i've had like half of those just this morning. "a magic clock." okay, momm
levels there. this is sort of typical for old town alexandria. they're used to this. the city also warns people to be aware there's flooding down here. usually happens maybe once a year, sometimes a couple of times a year. this is certainly not the worst they've ever seen. but they always get everyone prepared. they handed out sand bags yesterday in advance of high tide last night. most of the businesses put them up around the lower window areas. so it was certainly less than what was expected here, and i think that is probably the good news. again, we are waiting for high tide this morning. there is a possibility with high tide today and perhaps tomorrow that it could come up about this high. we'll have to wait and see what happens. that's the latest from old town. back to you. >> melanie alnwick, thank you. >>> the governor of maryland will get a firsthand look at the devastation along the coast later today. the pier in ocean city was destroyed by sandy. it also forced many to evacuate. governor o'malley will visit a shelter and will join the mayor in ocean city to get an update on the
and west just north and west of the city for overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning. we're cool this morning. let's get started with it right now. 4 in washington. check out all the 30s breaking out. lots of clear skies and what we call radiational cooling. look at all those 30s. 37 in manassas. 38 at dulles. 36 in frederick. very cool temperature here north and west. looking at a bright sunny day today. generally sunny skies. we'll have a few clouds, cold front off to the north and west. you can see the cloud cover and a couple of showers. the showers will stay north of us again but the cloud cover will get in here later this afternoon. at least a few clouds. you will notice the winds and they will pick up behind this front out of the north and west gusting to about 25 to 30. we'll still have the breezes with us during game time tonight. the actual air temperature may be 50 but i think it will feel cooler than that later tonight. overnight tonight as the winds subside, our temperatures will bottom out so coldest night of the season here set to arrive early saturday morning. 65
northbound out city. overall, 95 stacked up out of stafford. traffic on 395 below speed at duke street. inbound suitland parkway before naylor road. we know of at least one lane currently blocked at this time. traveling southbound along 270, your lanes are open. no problems to report coming out from 109. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >>> tonight, as you know, the much anticipated rematch between president obama and mitt romney. >> only this time, the second presidential debate will be a town hall style format. the show downis being held at hofstra university in long island, new york and will be moderated by cnn's candy crowley. candidates will face questions from the audience. shawn yancy spoke with american university professor alan lichtman. >> he needs to be more engage ped and he needs to call out mitt romney when necessary, something he didn't do at all last time but of a got to tread a fine line and avoid the attack dog image. he needs to show that he can stand with ordinary people with the president and relate to them extremely well. that is the exampl
. >>> and back to some of the unbelievable pictures coming out of new york city. this is the subway station and new york city's mayor said all of the 10 tunnels that carry new yorkers under the east river are flooded. limited subway service will resume tomorrow. buses will be used to make up for the lack of trains running between manhattan and brooklyn. meantime, two of new york's three major airports are back open today. the flights resuming slowly at jfk and newark. laguardia, though, still closed and this ivideo of trucks pumping water from the runways at laguardia. the airport officials are not sure when it will reopen. by the way, if you're flying through the area tonight or tomorrow, it's probably a good idea to check with your airline before you head to the airport. >>> wall street is back in business today. the new york stock exchange reopened. you may remember trading closed for two days because of sandy. the nasdaq resumed operations and this is the first time in 27 years that the exchange is closed for two days because of bad weather. >>> the storm might be over but sandy's impac
about another eyesore. how the city is explaining that problem coming up. >> the pictures are telling the story tonight. this is the oxon hill camera. hello, it's a little bit foggy out there. we also have heavy showers moving into the warrenton area. i'll have your forecast. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it eaeasy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off
, youngstown, cleveland, toleto, akron, but they get hurt in suburban communities around those cities. especially hamilton county in cincinnati and rural areas that aren't at all populated by urban concentrations. and then, if you look at 76 when jimmy carter won. he wont by only 11,000 votes. and he won in that area south of u.s. 40 in the areas that border west virginia and pennsylvania that's coal mining area in ohio. they have southern accents. and that's where obama is not going to win, but he needs to curtail or limit how much romney wins and of course the fight is over the suburbs surrounding the major cities where romney thinks he can do well. >> so mark, staying on that train of thought now. take that, apply it to virginia. because it's a different story. the battleground state of virginia. it's almost a north, south situation where the republicans and democrats are strong. >> great comparison. the only problem with doctor for democrats in ohio is that you have real concentrations of hispanic voters for obama doing very well now around richmond and of course in northern virgi
thinks there should have been more affordable housing and maybe the interest of the city and the metro board were in the same direction. he didn't tell board members and some were plainly angry, few of them and they serve on the board. some were angry that he was dealing, unbeknownst to managers and board members here with the developer and trying -- trying to say no, no, i want you off of the project. plainly, the metro board doesn't like what happened and have decided to strengthen their own code and this is a violation of the existing conduct code. >> where does the metro board can go from here? is it the end of it? once they release the board? >> it is. there is no way to monitor or censure a board member gone. he did not get reappointed to the metro board. this is up to law enforcement and the court of public opinion. >> all right, john henrehan tonight. >>> following a news alert from silver spring. late this afternoon a four-year- old boy fell from an 8th story apartment window and he was taken to children's hospital in serious condition. we'll have more at 10. >>> and we're on
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